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time, the state department urged all nonessential personnel to leave on commercial flights. the f.b.i. has opened an investigation and is sending agents to sift through the wreckage for evidence. and at the same time the u.s. is increasing its surveillance over libya, including the use of those unmanned drones. in addition, scott, the navy is positioning two destroyers armed with cruise missiles off the coast of libya. bottom line: this is a terrorist hunt. >> pelley: david, thank you. this is the first time a u.s. ambassador has died in the line of duty in more than 30 years. at the white house this morning, the president said this. >> the united states condemns in the strongest terms this outrageous and shocking attack. and make no mistake, we will work with the libyan government to bring to justice the killers who attacked our people. >> pelley: christopher stevens is only the sixth u.s. ambassador in american history to be killed by terrorists. it was a shock at the state department where secretary of state hillary clinton spoke earlier. >> today many americans are asking-- indeed
personnel to leave libya. the fbi has opened an investigation into the deaths of ambassador stevens and the three other americans killed. at the state department, danielle nottingham, derek, back to you. >> thank you. of course, this is a reminder. there are thousands upon thousands of u.s. diplomats working overseas and this horrible killing incident is a reminder that this can be dangerous work. we should also note that many of them have studied, lived or worked right here in the d.c. area and bruce johnson is here with a story of how some of them are reacting to the slayings of the ambassadors and the others overseas. >> absolutely. they're saying it's dangerous work but they're surprised because after all, we supported the overthrow of gadhafi. the flag is at half staff outside the johns hopkins graduate school of advanced international studies in washington. >> we're often grateful to our military. we often forget the civilians who serve abroad. >> reporter: daniel serwer is a proffer of conflict resolution at hopkins. he's been in afghanistan, the balkans, iraq, the sudan and
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